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Ambition for Ageing launches older people led process for £2.5 million investment

6 Jan 2017 - 10:40 by michelle.foster

Ambition for Ageing launches the design process for their £2.5million 'Scaled Programmes' with an exciting engagement event on 24 January 2017.

'Growing Older in My Greater Manchester' is an event which will draw key priorities for making Greater Manchester more age-friendly, on themes including: Information and Communication; Culture; Places and Spaces and Economy.

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Southway Housing Trust Spirit Story – Older People and Winter Warmth

7 Dec 2016 - 14:58 by helen.walker

Southway Housing Trust are based in South Manchester and manage about 6000 homes. They hold three to five Winter Warmth events every year to give people over 50, and not just their tenants, easy access to information about keeping warm in winter. These events provide a range of advice and services including nutrition and exercise information, energy efficiency, and advice on local voluntary sector groups which offer activities and support.

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Complete our important State of the Sector Survey

24 Nov 2016 - 12:08 by michelle.foster

We have extended the deadline to complete our State of the Sector survey to 18 December 2016.

We would like to encourage your organisation to complete our important survey as we want to know how the government cuts and economic recession have affected our sector. We need to know how many groups have lost funding, how many have had to reduce services and how many have had to close or are facing closure. But also how we continue to work together providing valuable services and support to the people of Manchester.

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The People's Plan for Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2016 - 11:41 by Mike Wild

Macc’s purpose is to encourage, support and develop voluntary and community groups and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live. So for that reason alone, we’re supporting the People’s Plan as a non-partisan, citizen-led movement bringing new and seldom-heard voices into the conversation about the future of Greater Manchester.

New report - The social care system is struggling to meet the needs of older people

24 Oct 2016 - 12:16 by helen.walker

A recent report by the King's Fund and Nuffield Trust highlights the pressures that the current social care system is under. Six consecutive years of cuts to local authority budgets have seen 26% fewer people get help. Of particular concern is the finding that no one has a full picture of what has happened to older people who are no longer entitled to publicly funded care.

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Spirit Story - all the stories in one place

20 Oct 2016 - 09:40 by helen.walker

Spirit Story was a week-long campaign held in September 2016 to document the extraordinary everyday stories of our sector. VCSE organisations were asked to choose one day during the week of 19-23 September and tell us about an activity that took place which included food distribution, advice sessions, support groups and a sporting memories session.

We gathered 32 stories which are now in a dedicated place on the Macc website - https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/spirit-story-0

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Help us showcase the work of Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector

12 Sep 2016 - 15:35 by michelle.foster

Our State of the Sector Survey in 2013 found that there were 3,093 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Manchester, with an estimated income of £477 million. The sector employed the equivalent of 12,400 full time staff and 94,300 volunteers gave 370,000 hours, with an estimated value of £332 million. Decision makers took note of the survey results, we know it increased their understanding of the sector. Some of the key facts (3093 organisations, 94,300 volunteers) are now widely quoted by colleagues in the Council, the NHS and other bodies such as Big Lottery Fund.

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Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board Annual report 2015/16 – an opportunity to showcase your work in the report

16 Aug 2016 - 09:21 by michelle.foster

Manchester's Safeguarding Adults Board is collating its Annual Report 2015/16 to evidence how partners across Manchester have worked together to safeguard adults at risk in our community. Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board are offering you the opportunity to share examples of your work over this period so that it can be showcased within the report.

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